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    Nah, I don't really have an issue with it. We're talking about the hardest pursuit in cricket, for which the guy has natural ability. The amount of guys who have been over coached in spin bowling... I think what he's done is really smart.

    He's probably lucky in a way that he can hold his spot as a batsman in the Shield side. If he was a leggie just around the shield squad, he couldn't do that; take a break from bowling leggies and just let it come back with a natural flow. He'd have to keep on bowling, trying to establish the things that all these coaches are telling him to do, and end up trying to bowl with someone else's action. Or he'd take the break, be cast aside by the powers that be and have everyone talking rubbish about why he was no longer in the state squad.
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    it's worth noting this break has been timed with nsw playing a new leg spinner (eg smith can take the break) and anyway for the past 12 months Smith has mostly only been bowled when the other bowlers have already been used and have failed and you know when the batsmen are on the rampage is not the time for the leg spinner to be used for the first time in the innings. been a bit disappointed with that

    i assume smith has talked about it because he did bowl some offies in a shield game because there were two left handed batsmen at the crease, so smith was just clearing it all up
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Oh and Kieswetter's bowling > Wade's bowling.

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    man i hope they gobird over johnsons
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    Can't remember ever seeing Burgey providing a proper breakdown of why Swann's gash or why he doesn't rate his bowling. It's only ever about why he doesn't rate him as a person...

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    shut your ugly mouth Marcuss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    shut your ugly mouth Marcuss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Squad for 2nd Test: Clarke (c), Watson (vc), Bird, Cowan, Hughes, M Hussey, Johnson, Khawaja, Lyon, Siddle, Starc, Wade, Warner. #AUSvSL
    4 players from the 2006 Aus U19 Squad in this squad

    and frankly I reckon we should call in the spinner too

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    Lyon's the very definition of meh to me. Very accurate, doesn't try to put revs on the ball - in other words, dull to watch.
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    Apparently he's the best we have. Why does O'Keefe never get a mention for higher honors? Not taking enough domestic wickets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Hussey backs Quiney, McKay


    ahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha
    What the **** Hussey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Can't remember ever seeing Burgey providing a proper breakdown of why Swann's gash or why he doesn't rate his bowling. It's only ever about why he doesn't rate him as a person...
    Nah I don't rate him as a bowler. Totally innocuous unless he's bowling in a crater. Had a good 18 months or so a while back, but he's just not that good sorry. Ridiculously overhyped bowler.

    He's a good slipper and lower order slapper though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    What the **** Hussey
    relax guys it's david hussey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Apparently he's the best we have. Why does O'Keefe never get a mention for higher honors? Not taking enough domestic wickets?
    Hardly taken a wicket the past two seasons.

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    Like I said during the play, Lyon has passed his audition to be the Australian shorter formats spin bowler. His fielding is way better than I gave him credit for originally (or maybe he has improved) and anything to get Xavier Doherty out of the national team is a solid move.

    One reason why I'm not being completely over critical at Lyon's performance yesterday is that having a durable spin bowler bowl tightly at least allowed Clarke to give Siddle and Starc adequate recovery time between spells which help the quicks in the end. Its also why despite Watson only taking 2/109 in the game and making 35 runs across 2 innings, he played an important role, especially when you consider his two wickets were Mahela and Dilshan.



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